William McGowan's 'Gray Lady Down': A Devastating Critique of the New

February 14th, 2011 8:30 AM
“Gray Lady Down – What The Decline And Fall Of The New York Times Means For America” by William McGowan (from Encounter Books), is a carefully researched and devastatingly convincing critique of the New York Times losing its commitment to objective reporting. It opens with the 2006 funeral of the paper’s famed Executive Editor Abe Rosenthal, who retired in 1986.…

Times Watch Quotes of Note: Worst Quotes of the Year

January 1st, 2011 11:47 AM
While the New York Times spent much of 2009 celebrating President Obama, the paper’s slant took a turn toward the nasty in 2010. From the surging Tea Party movement to a bipartisan backlash against his brand of big-government health “reform,“ Obama was challenged on many fronts. The Times reacted badly, seeing racial hostility behind every attack on our wise, hope-bringing,…

Book Editor Sam Tanenhaus 'Weasels' Out of Reviewing Book Critical of

December 7th, 2010 10:54 AM
Author William McGowan and New York Times Book Review editor Sam Tanenhaus had a revealing email exchange recently over the prospects of the New York Times reviewing McGowan’s new book “Gray Lady Down – What the Decline and Fall of The New York Times Means for America,” an exchange that McGowan's publisher, Roger Kimball of Encounter Books, describes as a prime…